These micro scale buildings are pretty great MOCs. My favorite is the 4th one down which is described by the builder as an “Apartment Building”. Micro scale builds can get very big, but the simplicity of these models, and the distillation down to core elements is what makes it these so fun.
Source: Micro Building Series – Al_xv
CGP Grey makes me think in a way few other things or people do.
Last year I was offered the opportunity to script an 11-issue series of Black Panther, for Marvel. The Black Panther—who, when he debuted in an issue of Fantastic Four, in 1966, was the first black superhero in mainstream American comics—is the alter ego of T’Challa, the king of Wakanda, a mythical and technologically advanced African country.
This seems like it could be really awesome. The Black Panther is a character I have wanted to like and appreciate but haven’t really found to be as enticing or exciting as I would have hoped. Hypothetically this character, who has a Batman-esque feel (two separate lives, one very public, the other darker and in the shadows), would be up there with my favorites (as the Dark Knight is), so I am hoping that Coates’ take is a strong and interesting as his other work.
Source: An Exclusive Look at ‘The Black Panther’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates : The Atlantic
Analysis of the new LEGO part 15672
This may be either: the most fascinating things I’ve ever read about Lego or the most esoteric thing I’ve read about Lego… or both. Any which way this investigation of lego brick revision was far more interesting than I thought it would be at first glance.
I just finished The Girl in the Spider’s Web and that made the discovery of this game all the more interesting.
Is This Prime via HackerNews
I really like the heavy squatness of this model. Note: not my model or design.
Source: Cougar : Bricklink
…turns out there’s something deeply satisfying in the simplicity of following beautiful, instructive illustrations in service of building a silly little object that makes you smile
Source: I built a Ferrari F40 Lego set, and no, I will not apologize | The Verge
An x-y axis printer is made by controlling a solenoid liquid valve.
the current speed of the printer is 4000 drips per hour – or about one drip a second.
Video of Printer in action
Source: Coffee Drip Printer – RIT: College of Imaging Arts & Sciences via HackerNews
I don’t understand very much about image compression but this animation makes for a pretty cool demo. Not sure about the name, but it’s harder to argue about the pronunciation than gif
Source: FLIF – Free Lossless Image Format